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GWC 2014 : 7th International Global Wordnet Conference


When Jan 25, 2014 - Jan 29, 2014
Where Tartu, Estonia
Submission Deadline Sep 6, 2013
Notification Due Sep 27, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 11, 2013
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

7th International Global Wordnet Conference,
Tartu, Estonia
January 25-29, 2014
Global Wordnet Association:
Conference website:

Call for papers 7th International Global Wordnet Conference.

The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the 7th International
Global Wordnet Conference (GWC2014). The conference will be hosted by the
University of Tartu, Estonia. Conference venue: Tartu University Library
Conference Centre or Keemia, Lecture Theatre of the University of Tartu
(both in centre of town)

Local organization: Heili Orav, University of Tartu.

Details about the Association and the full announcement for the conference
can be found on the conference website

We invite papers addressing the topics listed, but not limited to, the ones
below. Proposals for tutorials on building wordnets and demonstrations of
wordnet databases, and wordnet-based software are welcome too.

1. Linguistics and lexical semantics, including:
* In depth analysis of semantic relations,
* Determining and representing word meanings (definitions, relations,
semantic components, co-occurrence statistics, etc.)
* Necessity and completeness issues.
* Ontologies and wordnets.
* The lexicon and wordnets.
2. Architecture of lexical databases, including:
* Language independent and language dependent components
* Integration of multi-wordnets in research infrastructures (like
CLARIN) and LT networks (like META-NET)
3. Tools and Methods for wordnet Development, including:
* User and Data entry interface, organization,
* Extending and enriching wordnets
4. WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT, including:
* Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
* Ontologies and wordnet,
* The lexicon and wordNet
5. Applications of wordnets, including:
* Information extraction and retrieval,
* Document structuring and categorization,
* Automatic hyperlinking
* Language teaching,
* Psycholinguistic applications
6. Standardization, distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.

In conjunction with the conference a workshop dealing with lexical-semantic
relations will be held. Relations are the backbone of semantic networks like
wordnets and logical constructs such as ontologies. For many wordnets,
intuitive notions of semantic and lexical relations have been applied, often
backed by tests based on lexical-semantic patterns (e.g., Cruse 1989). But
comparisons show that a given label, such as synonymy or antonymy, can
covers a range of different relations and that lexicographers are prone to
interpret such relations more widely or narrowly. Furthermore, not all
wordnets include the same relations, raising the questions as to an optimal
set that can serve a broad range of applications.

The aim of the workshop is to work towards a consensus and greater
consistency in distinguishing, labeling and applying relations when building
resources. Questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to the

(a) How can relations among individual word forms and sets of word forms be
(b) What is the optimal number and grainedness of such relations, in
particular for different applications? Should there be systematic mappings
of coarser and finer grained shades of one given relation?
(b) How can lexical and semantic relations be consistently distinguished
and implemented by human lexicographers and automatic systems?
(c) What are reliable sources and techniques for extracting related word
forms from corpora?
(d) Can a uniform nomenclature be agreed on and adopted for wordnets and
other lexical resources as well as ontologies?
(e) (How) can equivalence of relations across languages be determined and

We aim to address these questions with reference to both paradigmatic and
syntagmatic relations.

Presentations will fall into one of the following categories:

* long papers (30 mins)
* short papers (15 mins)
* project reports (10 mins)
* demonstrations (20 mins)

Submissions will have to state one of the preferred categories. Acceptance
may be subject to changes in the category of the presentation, e.g. a long
paper submission may be accepted as a short paper.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (PDF only):

* Long papers should be limited to 8 pages,
* Demonstration papers must be at most 5 pages text and can have
additional 3 pages screen dumps or images;
* Short papers and project descriptions should be limited to 5 pages.

Papers need to be submitted to the EasyChair website:

GWA 2014 Easy Chair site:

The format of the paper is in ACL format (PDF):

ACL 2010 paper formats:

The conference program will include oral presentations and demonstration
sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2013. Decisions regarding
acceptance will be announced to the authors by end of September. Final
papers are due at October 11.

Important note: Inclusion of accepted submissions into the final program and
the proceedings is contingent upon at least one author's registration. Late
registration and on site registration for participants is possible without
inclusion of the paper and without presentation.

Important dates
1. September 6, 2013 Deadline for paper submission
2. September 27, 2013 Notification of acceptance
3. October 11, 2013 Final version due
4. October 14, 2013 Registration opens
5. November 15, 2013 Registration closes for author(s) of papers to be
included in the proceedings
6. January 25-29, 2014 Conference

Conference Chairs
Christiane Fellbaum,
Piek Vossen,

Local Organizing Chair
Heili Orav
Tartu Ülikool / University of Tartu;
J. Liivi 2 - 308;
50409 Tartu, Estonia

Program committee
Heili Orav - University of Tartu
Hitoshi Isahara - Toyohashi University of Technology
Kyoko Kanzaki - Communications Research Laboratory
Christiane Fellbaum - Princeton University
Piek Vossen - VU University Amsterdam
Adam Kilgarriff - Lexical Computing Ltd
Adam Pease - Articulate Software, USA
Ales Horak - Masaryk University
Darja Fiser - University of Ljubljana
Bernado Magnini - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Gloria Vasquez - Lleida University, Spain
Peter Schulam - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Eneko Agirre - University of the Basque Country
Karel Pala - Masaryk University
Ted Pedersen - University of Minnesota
Francis Bond - Nanyang Technological University
Bolette Pedersen - University of Copenhagen
Sanni Nimb - Society for Danish Language and Literature
German Rigau - University of the Basque Country
Horacio Rodriguez - Universitat Polit ecnica de Catalunya
Virach Sornlertlamvanich - National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
Maciej Piasecki - Wroclaw University of Technology
Zygmunt Vetulani - Adam Mickiewicz University
Sonja Bosch - University of South Africa
Margit Langemets - Institute of the Estonian Language
Kaarel Kaljurand - University of Zurich
Haldur Õim - University of Tartu
Kadri Vider - Center of Estonian Language Resources
Antske Fokkens - VU University Amsterdam
Marieke van Erp - VU University Amsterdam
Ruben Izquierdo - VU University Amsterdam
Agata Cybulska - VU University Amsterdam

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